Dear dA family,Reignson
and I are looking to flesh out our retouch/restoration portfolios a bit to earn money from our services. We had thought of going into business for this many years ago, but life got in the way. Well, we've decided to get back into that idea and work together. I know a lot of stock artists here and more. We want to be able to demonstrate our abilities and range of services we can provide. Reignson has worked professionally providing retouch services before, where besides regular corrections, he was also editing artwork submissions (dust, scratches, etc.) for competitive photography and the like.
Last year, we lost all the files on our back up hard drive (aka not back up but only copy of), which was about 5 years worth of family pictures and artworks. We have tried to retrieve these files but have not been successful. So, our own portfolios may have been part of the losses (it is hard to determine what is missing).
So what we are looking for: stock photos, old, vintagey torn up and black & white photos, model/head shots, pictures with crap in the bg that needs to be removed, engagement/wedding/graduation/baby photos, red eye, etc. We might be able to do some of these as requests, but are mostly looking for free to use images for portfolio use. Not to be sold or anything, but possibly displayed online with a credit to the owner.
The services Reignson and I may provide have not been fully decided for break down of costs or anything yet. I will be looking through stocks here on dA, especially those of my friends here. But it will help to be pointed in some right directions. We want high quality images that are unretouched. Thank you, if you can help us find some it is greatly appreciated.
p.s. big news coming soon!